Clara Pinkhof was the fourth of eight children. In 1919 she married Abraham Asscher, who later became Chief Rabbi of Groningen . Asscher died in 1926 and Clara Asscher-Pinkhof had to look after her six children alone. From then on she earned her living with lectures and courses and published her first children's stories, including Aan de wal , which was awarded a prize in 1932 as the best children's book .
After the German occupation of the Netherlands , she returned to Amsterdam in 1940 and taught at the Jewish girls' school ( meisjes-industrieschool ). In 1943 she was first deported to Westerbork and in 1944 to Bergen-Belsen . In the concentration camp she belonged to a group of 222 prisoners who were exchanged for German prisoners of war because they had an immigration certificate. It then reached Palestine via Vienna , Bulgaria , Turkey and Jordan .
Clara Asscher-Pinkhof died in Haifa in 1984 at the age of 88.
Awards and honors
- 1962 German Youth Book Prize for Star Children
- Joodsche Kinderliedjes (1918)
- Van twee joodsche vragertjes (1918)
- Door's groeitijd (1929)
- Rozijntje (1931)
- Aan de wal (1932)
- Rozijntje van huis (1934)
- Aunt Griet (1934)
- Sterrekinderen . 1946
- Tirza: A girl in the kibbutz . Translation Ruth Rostock. Illustrations by Reinhard Matthäus. Kassel: Oncken, 1960
- Danseres zonder benen ( dancer without legs , 1966)
- Marlies Sterk: "Ik heb gedanst". Leven en werk van schrijfster-pedagoog Clara Asscher-Pinkhof . Leiden University, dissertation, 2004.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Dutch-Israeli educator and writer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 25, 1896|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Amsterdam|
|DATE OF DEATH||November 25, 1984|
|Place of death||Haifa|